Joseph Walsh

Irish, born 1979

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Joseph Walsh

Irish, born 1979

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Irish designer Joseph Walsh makes ethereal items of furniture from large blocks of wood. The resulting objects, while functional, recall a range of formal references from Isamu Noguchi’s abstract sculptures, to Umberto Boccioni’s futurist paintings, to Alexander Calder’s constructivist mobiles. What Walsh and his artist-designer predecessors share is an interest in motion, speed, and biomorphic forms. Walsh has created a signature aesthetic by stripping wood into thin sheets and reconstituting them as sinuous, splayed forms that resemble vines, seashells, stones, skeletons, and other natural elements. In his recent “Enignum” series, Walsh fuses the Latin words “enigma” (mystery) and “lignum” (wood) as inspiration for beds, tables, and shelves that have a mysterious, enchanted quality.

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Irish designer Joseph Walsh makes ethereal items of furniture from large blocks of wood. The resulting objects, while functional, recall a range of formal references from Isamu Noguchi’s abstract sculptures, to Umberto Boccioni’s futurist paintings, to Alexander Calder’s constructivist mobiles. What Walsh and his artist-designer predecessors share is an interest in motion, speed, and biomorphic forms. Walsh has created a signature aesthetic by stripping wood into thin sheets and reconstituting them as sinuous, splayed forms that resemble vines, seashells, stones, skeletons, and other natural elements. In his recent “Enignum” series, Walsh fuses the Latin words “enigma” (mystery) and “lignum” (wood) as inspiration for beds, tables, and shelves that have a mysterious, enchanted quality.

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Articles Featuring Joseph Walsh
Design Masters Meet in Paris: A Dynamic Exhibition Pairs Paul Evans and Joseph Walsh
Sep 15th, 2014
The Sinewy, Ethereal Woodwork of the Self-Taught Craftsman: Joseph Walsh
Apr 29th, 2014
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